The Best Sunglasses for Women in Every Style, From Aviators to Cat Eyes

by Jin Moon

The Best Sunglasses for Women in Every Style, From Aviators to Cat Eyes
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Not only are sunglasses a favorite everyday accessory, they are part of the fashion armor we put on before walking out the door. The right pair can give you a boost of confidence and that extra pep in your step. Sure, sunglasses provide eye protection to shield you from the bright sun and harsh UV rays — but in our opinion, the best sunglasses for women are also a much-needed barrier between you and the world. A little mystery never hurts.


Picking the right pair of sunglasses can be a challenge, but we have some guidelines to find the best style for you. See the celebrity examples below.



Heart-shaped faces (think celebs like Reese Witherspoon) with broad foreheads and a narrow chin do well with shapes that mirror their facial structure, like cat-eye or aviator sunglasses


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If you have a square-shaped mug similar to Kelly Osbourne, your strong jawline benefits from the uplifting qualities of cat-eye and rounder sunnies


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Meanwhile, women with round faces like Selena Gomez are pretty symmetrical in width and length but can trick the eye to look more elongated in rectangular or oval sunglasses



Oval face shapes like Rihanna can pull off any style but tend to gravitate toward horizontal shades to balance out a longer face.


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If you have a smaller head or more delicate features like Miley Cyrus, you may want to opt for tiny styles and more subtle designs.



Women with larger heads like Lizzo can be more extra and run with oversized styles and dramatic designs


For an added feature, sunglasses chains are also a huge accessories trend popping up online. From slim to chunky, there’s a variety of designs to match your style and flatter your favorite sunnies.


Now that you’ve got all the intel, we’ve gathered the best sunglasses for women in every style below. Time to get shady.




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Le Specs Enchantress


These black cat-eye sunglasses from Le Specs add a touch of glamour with the gold metal details along the top and temple. The dark, smoky lenses will have everyone wondering who you are.

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Best Cat Eye

Tory Burch Metal-Temple


The peachy blush color of these Tory Burch sunglasses enhances the classic round frames. The complementary tan gradient tint on the lenses makes these the perfect sunglasses for driving or hiking.

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Best Round Sunglasses

Coach Thin Metal Pilot Sunglasses


We’re obsessed with the burgundy lenses on these pilot-style aviator sunglasses from Coach. The gold metal frame keeps things classy, and you can request the lenses in a gradient or solid color depending on your fancy.

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Best Aviator

Freja Oval Sunglasses


These oval-shaped sunglasses come in a summery white as well as four other classic options: blush, red, tortoise and black. They’re so cheap, you can buy ‘em all and switch it up based on your #OOTD or mood.

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Best Oval

Le Specs Luxe The Outlaw Sunglasses


Slim oval sunglasses are trending and are a perfect fit for those who like to combine sophistication and edge. These rose-colored Le Specs Luxe frames are a great statement piece to add to any collection.

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Best Slim Oval

Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer


You can’t really go wrong with Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses. The popular black frames match casual or fancy occasions. These sunnies are a fashion staple for many celebs and evoke a rebellious cool vibe.

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Best Rectangular

Coach Rimless Lens Applique Sunglasses


These rimless sunglasses from Coach were inspired by a military style, but to us they have a butterfly-like silhouette. You’ll be floating through any situation, whether you’re hiking a mountain or relaxing on the beach.

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Best Rimless

Quay Australia x JLO Hindsight Shield Sunglasses


Get hustling with these flat-top sunglasses from Quay Australia and Jennifer Lopez. The frames are oversized and square with gold studded details along the top that give it a tough yet cool edge.

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Best Flat Top

Gucci GG Square Sunglasses


Oversized sunglasses are the perfect shield to sunlight and hiding any tired eyes from a long night out. Pop on these Gucci frames for perfect coverage. We especially love the glittery rainbow style.

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Best Oversized

Quay Australia x Chrissy Teigen Sweet Dreams Sunglasses


This Quay Australia and Chrissy Teigan collaboration have a cool metal brow and nose bridge detailing. But what we really can’t resist is the unique milky tortoise frames. Now you just have to practice your sunny selfie pose.

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Best Square

Warby Parker Tilley Sunglasses


Your favorite hip and affordable eyeglass brand, Warby Parker, also makes awesome sunglasses. These cat-eye Tilley frames have a stylish blushing tortoise design and a low-bridge fit (often called an Asian fit) to keep the frames in place for those who have a lower nose bridge.

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Best Low-Bridge Fit

Gifiore Vintage Sunglasses


Slim cat-eye glasses are super popular right now, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of cash for the trend. This option on Amazon is not only affordable, but you can also double or triple down for an even better deal.

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Best Cheap

Le Specs Blade Stunner Sunglasses


The mirrored lenses on these visor sunglasses are super clutch to keep others from seeing your eyes, and they also just look badass. You don’t need to be skiing to wear these big shades. Throw them on anytime to make a boss impression.

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Best Visor

Polarspex Oversized Sunglasses


Polarized sunglasses reduce the sun’s glare, which is good for comfort and safety. Keep a pair of polarized sunnies close whether you’re trying to ward off the light reflection on the water while you swim or on the road while you’re driving to your next getaway.